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Who or what should be blamed for Romeo and Juliet's death?

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Essay Who or what should be blamed for Romeo and Juliet's death? William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is considered to be one of the greatest love tragedies of all time. Shakespeare, who is known to be a successful playwright for his remarkable plays and beautiful poetry, manages to create a classical play filled with strong emotions, tension, action, violence, humor and most importantly, love. This play is set in Verona when two "star crossed lovers" meet and fall in love passionately. Most of the responsibility for the deaths of Romeo and Juliet should be put upon their parents, themselves, and fate. Romeo and Juliet's parents should be hold responsible for their children's death. ...read more.

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She later on agrees to take a poison in order to make everybody believe she's dead. Unfortunately, Juliet wakes up too late making Romeo assume she's dead and causing him to kill himself. Afterwards, Juliet commits suicide since her only love is dead. If Romeo and Juliet's parents had been more understanding, they wouldn't be dead. Romeo and Juliet should be blamed for their own death. Romeo expresses grief to Benvolio over the loss of his love Rosaline, "Griefs of mine lie heavy in my breast", and just hours later, he falls for Juliet and so does she. This shows they were too impulsive in their relationship. They got carried away by their love without taking consequences of their actions. ...read more.

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The fact that Tybalt and Mercutio were slain, Romeo not receiving the letter sent by Friar Laurence explaining that Juliet would pass as dead, and Juliet waking up minutes later after Romeo killed himself are all example of destiny and fate. As we all know, we can't control fate and it's bound to happen no matter what. Throughout the play, there is a whole sequence of events that lead to Romeo and Juliet both committing suicide. Their parent's strife and incomprehension, fate, and themselves can be hold responsible for Romeo and Juliet's tragic death. Some things are just meant to be and their death had to happen. With their death, they ended years of rivalry between their families and brought peace amongst the people of Verona. ...read more.

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